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What if OID & SSJID had built New Melones?

Is New Melones Reservoir as completed in 1980 bureaucratic overkill?

December 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Tweet this: ‘The sky is falling down’

If Chicken Little was real and alive today he'd be dead from a massive coronary within 15 minutes of surfing the Internet as cable TV news programs blare in the background.

December 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Stanislaus River fish on upswing on hearing’s eve

Two miles downstream from the City of Riverbank there is an underwater fence in the Stanislaus River.

December 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MUSD: 3,171 students access special services

Thirteen in every 100 Manteca Unified students access special education services.

December 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Bah humbug isn’t in the vocabulary of Manteca, Ripon & Lathrop folks

Scrooge doesn't live in Manteca, Ripon or Lathrop.

December 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


KEEP ON FLUSHING

It is the most expensive public works project undertaken by the City of Manteca in more than 15 years coming in at $20.1 million.

December 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Small project opens door to retail south of 120 & Main

It's not a potential 1.1 million square foot distribution center such as approved last month for northwest Manteca by the city's Planning Commission.

December 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City manager can’t be fired for another 55 days based on contract

Whatever the status of Manteca City Manager Elena Reyes, one thing is for sure - she can't be terminated until after Feb. 6, 2017.

December 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Dan Petersen, ‘The Last Light’ & life itself

There are only a few items on my walls at home: Two framed posters from Death Valley, a photo of Cloud's Rest along with Half Dome, an autographed Sports Illustrated cover featuring bicyclist Greg LeMond, and a print of a watercolor.

December 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SOUNDS OF THE SEASON

Three Christmas musical treats - one by Del Webb at Woodbridge residents and two offered through the combined efforts of St. Paul's United Methodist Church and by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - are being staged over the next 10 days.

December 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID: Look at the data

Spawning adult salmon on the Stanislaus River - the linchpin of what irrigation districts within the Northern San Joaquin Valley describe as a massive water grab proposal by the state - have increased by a factor of five since 2007 when work started on the 3,500-page State Water Control Board plan.

December 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Burning issues for Manteca Fire Dept.

Manteca almost had a new fire chief.

December 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca’s $16.1 million pool dilemma

As a policy document the new City of Manteca Parks and Recreation master plan is flawed big time.

December 10, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CRACKING UP

When Mark Houghton took over as Manteca's Public Works Director in late 2007 he was impressed with how the city had a good handle on most municipal services. The one glaring exception was municipal streets.

December 10, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Christmas & Caring Ball for Our Troops set on Dec. 17

There are still tens of thousands of American soldiers who are serving in war zones this Christmas.

December 09, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Pension costs may crush city budgets

Pension payments for the City of Manteca's municipal workforce is project to go up $13.6 million through 2025 eclipsing projected salary increases by ...

February 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Don Pedro told to cut releases by Army Corps

Turlock Irrigation District wants to continue releasing more water out of the Don Pedro Reservoir sending it down the Tuolumne River and into the San ...

February 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The sweet scent of almond blossoms

The days of the stench from sugar pulp recycled through cattle in the Moffat Feed Lot are gone.

February 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

SAN FRANCISCO - One of the best ways to see what's in the earth's backyards - vast areas untouched by technology and urbanization - is 90 ...

February 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


GO NUTS IN RIPON

It's not too hard to figure out why the Ripon Almond Blossom Festival today, Saturday and Sunday is a perennial favorite not just for ...

February 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City explores options for golf pro shop

The staff that helped the late Alan Thomas run the Manteca Golf Course play and driving ranges will be in place through at least June ...

February 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Golf: Time to to update city’s game

Golf has changed a lot in the past 20 years.

February 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


More rooftops & paving means more flooding

No sooner had Coyote Creek overflowed in San Jose on Monday forcing 225 residents to flee knee deep water that the buzz started about how ...

February 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MONEY FOR STREET REPAIRS

The latest plan to raise money for California's deteriorating roads could send $2.5 million annually to Manteca to upgrade streets riddled with cracks ...

February 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Time to tap budget brakes for MUSD

Get ready for a Manteca Unified School District spending slowdown.

February 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


We are turning smartphones into dumbphones

Smartphones are getting less and less expensive.

February 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


DENHAM LOOKS TO HELP

Congressman Jeff Denham - who has helped local agencies get the federal government to look at fish predation on the Stanislaus River instead of just releasing ...

February 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The levee is breaking, so who do you call? Not the government

A levee along a waterway that the State of California has jurisdiction is being breached. Who do you call for help while you scramble like ...

February 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


New speed for Woodward: 30 mph from Union to Airport

In the coming days the speed on Woodward Avenue between Union Road and Airport Way will be set at 30 mph.

February 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The problem with California conceit

How high's the water, mama?

February 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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